I purchased a film camera from Amazon last month because I am curious about shooting film. It has been on my mind lately. I love the look of film images. They have a timeless appeal to them. And if others can shoot beautiful photographs in film, why can’t I?
So, last month I started the research process on equipment, pricing, and what exactly I would need. I found a camera that felt like a good starting point for me. So, I ordered it along with batteries and film. Few weeks later, my new challenge arrived at our front door.
Never stop learning.
How often do we hear those words? You know what, they are so true. There is something about the learning process that teaches you such good lessons, and I have been feeling them lately.
By Memorial Day weekend, I was ready to photograph my first roll of film. That entire weekend the camera came with me everywhere so I could practice shooting in different lights with different subjects. The funny thing is not seeing the image immediately after it was taken left me feeling inspired and excited. I wasn’t expecting that. In no time, I photographed my first roll.
I spent the next few days researching labs to send my roll to get developed. I found one lab that felt like a good place to start. So, the next day I printed off my shipping label, packaged the roll with a nice note inside (because I wanted them to know this was my first roll – what can I say, I was excited), and delivered the package to the Post Office.